From the KMTS News Room:

    • Glenwood Smoking Ban Approved The Glenwood Springs City Council decided Thursday to proceed with a smoking ban in the downtown core, but made a concession to local businesses that might have clientele who smoke late at night. The council voted 5-1 to restrict any outdoor smoking from 5th street north of the Hotel Colorado south to 11th street and within ...
    • Ogden Defense Files Motions in Infant Death Defense attorneys are focusing on their client’s mental condition and evidence they say should be thrown out as they defend Matthew Ogden against first-degree murder charges in the June 2015 death of his 1-month-old daughter. Prosecutors charged Ogden after the infant girl died following a brutal nighttime episode in which they say he violently shook his ...
    • THC Found In Town’s Water Lincoln County authorities say they’ve found signs that a water well in the town of Hugo, about 15 miles southeast of Limon, has been tampered with after preliminary tests showed the psychoactive chemical in marijuana was present in the drinking water. Residents of Hugo were told Thursday not to drink the water or shower in it ...
    • Sheriff’s Honor Guard Attends Fallen Dallas Officer’s Funeral A week ago today, Dallas said goodbye to one of it’s finest.  Veteran Sergeant Michael Smith was laid to rest a week after he was killed by a gunman during a peaceful protest.  Among the attendees at Sergeant Smith’s public funeral were four representatives of the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard, including Deputy Matthew ...
    • Lemur Bite Investigation Police in Nederland are investigating a case of a toddler being bitten by an animal – but not an animal you might expect. Investigators say the 2-year old child was bitten by a lemur on Wednesday afternoon near the Carousel of Happiness, a vintage 1910 carousel located in Nederland. The child’s injuries were not serious, but ...
    • Glenwood Smoking Ban The Glenwood Springs City Council will be looking for input from the public tonight as they consider an outdoor smoking ban that would affect downtown Glenwood, area bus stops and public parks. The council voted unanimously in favor of the ban at its’ first reading earlier this month, but no members of the public were on ...
    • Beer Truck Crash Well – it was ALMOST a beer lover’s dream. . .but it didn’t turn out that way, and it couldn’t have happened at a worse time or place. Denver police say a semi-truck going through the Mousetrap in Denver nearly flew off the overpass from I-70 to I-25 yesterday, dumping hundreds of cans of Miller Genuine ...
    • Beer Truck Crash Well – it was ALMOST a beer lover’s dream. . .but it didn’t turn out that way, and it couldn’t have happened at a worse time or place. Denver police say a semi-truck going through the Mousetrap in Denver nearly flew off the overpass from I-70 to I-25 yesterday, dumping hundreds of cans of Miller Genuine ...
    • Bear Shot Near Aspen Restaurant State wildlife officials have euthanized a bear after the animal found its way inside a restaurant atop Aspen Mountain and had to be shot by an employee. The Sundeck restaurant employee shot the 70-pound animal Saturday with a shotgun and a pistol. Aspen Skiing Co. spokesman Jeff Hanle says employees had tried unsuccessfully to scare the ...
    • Aurora Theater Victims Remembered It’s been 4 years today. . . but it never feels far away. It was July 20th, 2012 when a gunman opened fire inside Theater 9 of the Century Aurora 16 movie theater during a midnight showing of the Batman film “The Dark Knight Rises.” 12 moviegoers were killed and another 70 were injured in ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS, MARCH 9TH High School Soccer The Glenwood Lady Demons came away from Montrose yesterday with a 2-2 tie. Meanwhile, Coal Ridge lost to the Lady Bulldogs in Palisade 2 to 1. High School Baseball The Rifle Bears open up the new season at home Saturday against the Aspen Skiers. The first game ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 7TH DENVER (AP) – Jamie McGinn scored the first of a four-goal flurry in the second period and Semyon Varlamov (var-LAH’-mawf) stopped 21 shots as the Colorado Avalanche beat the struggling Minnesota Wild 7-1 on Tuesday night. Jay McClement, Jan Hejda (yahn HAY’-dah), Mark Olver, Ryan O’Reilly, David Jones and Cody McLeod also scored for the Avalanche, who have won six of ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 6TH Denver–The Denver Nuggets beat the Sacramento Kings last night in overtime, 119-116. Arron Afflalo scored a career high 32 points to lead the Nuggets. Denver–The Denver Broncos named placekicker Matt Prater their franchise player. That means the Broncos can match any offers other teams may make to the NFL’s strongest, most accurate ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 5TH NEW YORK (AP) – Now that the NFL has uncovered a big-money bounty program for players in New Orleans, it likely will zero in on other teams Gregg Williams worked for. That means the Titans, Redskins, Jaguars and Bills probably should all expect to hear from the league soon. Williams has admitted and apologized for running a bounty pool of up ...
    • KMTS B-ball Playoffs: Lady Bears Lose One-point Slugfest, 44-43 DENVER (3-3-12) –The Rifle Lady Bears played a regional tournament worthy of making the trip to the Great Eight 3A state championship in Fort Collins next weekend, but fell one point short, losing to Denver School of Science and Technology, 44-43 in the Sweet Sixteen final at “Daddy Bruce” Randolph Middle School ...
    • KMTS B-ball Playoffs: Lady Bears into Sweet 16; Rams fall to DSST DENVER (3-2-12) — There was a time when the number 23 was coveted on every basketball team… but though Michael Jordan\’s heroics are fading into sports history with this generation of high school hoopsters, Rifle\’s Chante Church and Denver Stapleton\’s Bailee Cotton were worthy of that number\’s past glories in leading their teams ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 2ND HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL 3A REGIONAL PLAYOFFS Denver–The Rifle Lady Bears and the Roaring Fork Lady Rams will play in sub-regional games tonight at Bruce Randolph High School in Denver. The Lady Bears take on Middle Park at 5:30 while Roaring Fork will battle Denver School of Science and Technology at 7. Both ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 1ST Peach Valley–Coal Ridge High School is looking for a new head football coach. Scott Parker has decided to step down after four years at the helm to devote more time to his family. Parker led the Titans to their first and only playoff appearance in 2010. Denver–The Denver Nuggets began the second ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 29TH Glenwood Springs–If you can endure 10 hours of skiing or snowboarding expert runs, sign up for this Friday’s Defiance Challenge at Sunlight Mountain Resort. Teams of two are encouraged to register for the annual endurance race to raise money for Sunlight’s 62 volunteer ski patrollers. The racing begins Friday morning at ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 28TH KMTS PLAYOFF BASKETBALL COVERAGE CONTINUES IN DENVER Denver–KMTS radio’s coverage of high school playoff basketball will continue in Denver this Friday night when the Rifle Lady Bears take on Middle Park at 5:30 at Bruce Randolph High School. That game will be followed by the Lady Rams of Roaring Fork taking on Denver School ...